Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California
May 2000 by Mark MallicoatI was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.
A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.
A salvage company struck a 20-year deal with Britain to search for riches in the sunken warship HMS Sussex, which went down in 1694, laden with gold and silver.
A Northern California county is experiencing a renewal in the desirability and subsequent value of an old favorite: Lake County “diamonds.” These stones are not true diamonds, but for generations they have held a special place in the...
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President Clinton took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon yesterday, then put his pen to paper to designate three more areas as national monuments and expand several others.
Congress passed Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which was originally called the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 USC 1344, in 1972. Section 404 authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to issue permits “for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters at specified disposal sites.”
Several nations around the world are working diligently to make their countries more attractive to resource development as a means of improving economic development. One such nation is Cambodia, located west of Vietnam, south of Laos and due east of Thailand.
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